CSK vs Kings XI and Rajasthan Royals vs Sunrisers - IPL 2014 Matches Today

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As it happens every single year, IPL slowly grows onto your minds and hearts when you see some exceptional cricket out there! After couple of matches we are now getting into the rhythm and we are treated today with two big matches: Chennai Super Kings vs Kings XI Punjab and Rajasthan Royals vs Sunrisers Hyderabad. Before we preview both the matches we would like to remind you that IPL 2014 live streaming online in India can be enjoyed on Star Sports and Go Cricket. Sony Six will continue to provide you live telecast on TV in India.

Chennai Super Kings vs Kings XI Punjab

When two kings collide it is certainly a royal tussle! One of the most consistent IPL team headed by uber cool Dhoni will take on a fresh looking Kings XI Punjab led by George Bailey. Most exciting factor for Indian fans would be to see Virender Sehwag playing first time for a new team viz. Kings XI Punjab. He has been dropped from Delhi and acquired by Punjab this year. Let us hope he gets into his golden touch and scores heavily.
Here is what Aaj Tak (a leading news channel in India) tweeted about the most successful team in IPL history (retweeted by CSK official twitter page)

Chennai Super Kings have had a tough time in the finals in last two years. After winning 2010 and 2011 edition they lost to KKR in 2012 finals and to Mumbai Indians in the 2013 finals. None other team has been as performing every single year as this team does. So there are a lot of expectations from this team in the midst of all spot fixing investigation.

CSK has retained players like Dhoni, Jadeja, Ashwin and Bravo but they moved on from reliable Hussey which was a shocker. Not to forget they are still very strong with the likes of Faf du Plesis, McCullum,  Hilfenhaus, Mohit Sharma and many more. Meanwhile Kings XI retained Miller and Vohra only. They have Shaun Marsh, Johnson, Sehwag, Pujara, Bailey, Mandeep Singh and many more to name which actually makes them a stronger outfit this time atleast on paper. Good to have two tough teams battling out there in the UAE for a good start to their IPL campaigns. 

Rajasthan Royals vs Sunrisers Hyderabad

Rajasthan Royals and Sunrisers Hyderabad did equally well in last IPL just to see themselves eliminated in the qualifiers/knockouts. Rajasthan Royals' best performance was in 2008 when they clinched the inaugural IPL trophy under Shane Warne. They were one of the favourites to win the IPL last year after the group stages but they couldn't  continue their good form in the knock outs.

Deccan Charges good a fresh look after they got a new owner and they were renamed as Sunrisers Hyderabad. They are always considered as underdogs where they are good enough to create some major upsets. They retained Steyn and Dhawan who are their best bits. Warner, Mishra, Sammy, Ishant, Irfan Pathan, Henriques and Bhuvaneshwar Kumar further strengthen their squad.
Rajasthan Royals Twitter page has posted a beautiful picture which says "the journey begins". It seems they are running a moustache campaign out there on twitter which looks pretty good.

Rajasthan Royals will miss the services of Rahul Dravid but they have retained some strong players like Faulkner, Watson (captain this time), Rahane, Binny and Samson. Their notable team members are Southee, Steven Smith, Unmukt Chand, Kevon Cooper, Pravin Tambe, Hodge and Bhatia

Couple of good matches today. Stay updated with us for more IPL match previews and updates. You can check the points table here.

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